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For some language courses, a year in Paris is usual. But if you're reading Arabic, you have to travel a little further afield, as Rosie Collington found out

Arsenal cut through red sea

Arsenal 2 Hartson 73, Parlour 88 Sunderland 0 Attendance: 38 ,016

Obituary:Dr Zoheir Khayat

In Greek legend Sisyphus was condemned forever to push a great rock up a hill. Each time he reached the top it fell back again to the bottom. This was the story of Dr Zoheir Khayat. Three times he built up a splendid medical practice; each time it was overcome by revolution.

True tale or great white lie?

Newspapers call this time of year "the silly season". It is actually an abbreviation for "the month for silly stories about the seas and things that live in them". So it was no surprise to read about the extraordinary adventure of a British holidaymaker rescued by dolphins after being attacked by a great white shark.

A life at the fillums

'I am a Brian de Palma title: Obsession,'r cent of the population aged seven and over went to the movies at least once last year. In this centenary year of the cinema, we celebrate the joys of cinemagoing

Trafalgar House clears decks

Three executive directors of Trafalgar House, the QE2 to construction group, are set to pick up a total of pounds 862,000 following their removal from the board yesterday.

Cunard liner seized in pounds 15m dispute over reef

The Egyptian authorities have detained Cunard's liner Royal Viking Sun pending a pounds 15m compensation claim for damage to a coral reef in the Red Sea.

Cunard in pounds 15bn fight with Egypt over reef

Cunard officials will meet Egyptian authorities tomorrow in an attempt to sort out a pounds 15 million compensation claim for damage to a coral reef in the Red Sea.

Divers to survey damaged liner

LOUISE JURY

Life returns to the world and to us

Kieron Conry, of the Catholic Media Office, continues our series of meditations for Holy Week with a consideration of the meanings concealed by the timing of the festival.

Top of the charts for '96

Vietnam is vieux jeu, Phuket passe, Burma's the next big adventure. Holidays, too, are subject to fashion's whims.

Red Sea mediation

Red Sea mediation

Battle over Red Sea islands

Sanaa - Yemen and Eritrea fought a fierce battle with warships and aircraft over disputed islands in the key Red Sea shipping lane. Yemeni military sources said Eritrean forces were firing at Yemeni positions on the Red Sea island of Greater Hanish from warships but have not landed yet.

Between the devil and the deep red sea

Helen Womack finds Russians desperate to do the right thing in an election with no clear leading candidates

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links